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Assessment of Pulmonary Function Test ( Pft ) In Patients of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  title={Assessment of Pulmonary Function Test ( Pft ) In Patients of Ankylosing Spondylitis},
  author={Awani Kumar Singh and Komal Lochab},
Pulmonary involvement is a known manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis, emerging either as interstitial lung disease or as a consequence of chest wall abnormalities. Both of these conditions may lead to restrictive pulmonary function, typically presented as restrictive pattern in a pulmonary function test (spirometry). 50 patients of ankylosing spondylitis and 50 healthy individuals were recruited for the study. Pumonary function test showed that 15 (30%) patients of ankylosing spondylitis… 

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